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MassArt's fashion department is quite the little gem. With an annual spring presentation growing larger each year and exhibits at their multiple galleries, the local institution is now showcasing legendary designer Zandra Rhodes in a retrospective solo exhibit to complement her publication "A Lifelong Love Affair with Textiles."
You may be wondering, "Who exactly is Zandra?" To put it simply, she is the other eccentric British designer from the 1970s new wave of fashion: pink hair, London swagger, and aqua-rimmed eyes. However, the presentation at the Bakalar Gallery delves much deeper than her instantly recognizable visage. Her bold work is already museum-worthy with pieces in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institute but this fall's focus is specifically on the unique textiles developed by Rhodes.
Examine the 40 selected pieces until December 1, 2012. Free and open to the public.
· Bakalar and Paine Galleries | Zandra Rhodes [MassArt]